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November 2018

Open House: 3rd Tamworth Textile Triennial Exhibition

November 16, 2018 - January 25, 2019
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery,
Corner Coffs & Duke Streets, Coffs Harbour, 2450 2450 Australia

Open House: Tamworth Textile Triennial celebrates the open-ended nature of textile practice today. The participant artists are all linked with things outside of themselves and their studios. Many celebrate the sense of belonging that comes from working with other artists; while others take on wide-ranging issues, such as the landscape and the environment, and the artist’s place in a world beset by environmental, social and cultural upheaval. Through the process of creating, talking and exhibiting, the artists join together with…

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December 2018

Surf’s Up Exhibition

December 7, 2018 @ 10:00 am - February 3, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
The Bunker Cartoon Gallery,
John Champion Way (off City Hill Drive), Coffs Harbour,

Just in time for the holidays and summer is the Surf’s Up Exhibition at the National Cartoon Gallery @the Bunker, Coffs Harbour. Running from 7 December 2018 to 3 February 2019 and featuring a great collection of surfing-related cartoons, original artworks on loan from local artists, with children’s activities organised for our young visitors. To complement all this, there will be items of historical relevance on loan from the Coffs Harbour Surf Club and from members of the community for…

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Yes Yes Yes Yes: Graphics from 1960s and 1970s

December 8, 2018 - February 3, 2019
Glasshouse,
cnr Clarence and Hay St, Port Macquarie,

As another fabulous year comes to a close and we are swinging open the doors to our final exhibitions of 2018, and we invite you to come and celebrate with us! Plus we will be opening our final exhibitions of 2018! Discover the playful spirit, visual energy and political thrust of graphic art from the 1960s and 1970s at our exhibition opening for Yes Yes Yes Yes: Graphics from the 1960s and 1970s. An Art Gallery of New South Wales…

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Fiona Lowry

December 8, 2018 - February 10, 2019
Glasshouse,
cnr Clarence and Hay St, Port Macquarie,

The trees, they whisper… The bush as locus of myth lies deep in the Australian psyche, or at least in the heart of many of its painters. In Fiona Lowry’s dreamy renderings, the scrub pulses and hums with surface tension: a natural beauty unnaturally realised in a striking high-key palette. Lowry’s habitat is urban, but she is driven – gently haunted – by the trauma and secrets within the country. She intoxicates the viewer and lures us to a psychological…

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Tasma Theatre: Coffs Harbour’s Jewel

December 14, 2018 - March 16, 2019
Coffs Harbour Regional Museum,
215 Harbour Drive (old Courthouse building), Coffs Harbour, 2450 2450 Australia

Cinema has played an important role in the cultural life of Coffs Harbour, from the travelling shows played in the School of Arts and open air screenings at Fitzroy Stadium, to the saving of Sawtell Cinema and the Screenwave International Film Festival. In the Museum’s latest exhibition, The Tasma Theatre – Coffs Harbour’s Jewel, we take a look at the history of the Tasma Theatre, the dream of two of the most colourful figures in the story of cinema in…

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Summerfest “Love Our Local Area” Art Exhibition

December 15, 2018 - February 6, 2019
Coffs Harbour Showground Gallery,
Pacific Highway, Coffs Harbour,

Summerfest “Love Our Local Area” Art Exhibition at the Showground Gallery. Showcasing the art of the Coffs Harbour Arts Group members with works in Acrylics, Calligraphy, Drawing, Fibre Art, Oils, Porcelain, Printmaking, Pastels, Photography, Watercolours, and more for the final exhibition for 2018. All artworks on display are for sale. Opens 12noon on Saturday 15 December at the Coffs Harbour Showground Gallery. Free Entry, with drinks, light refreshments & raffles. All welcome. The Exhibition runs until 6 February 2019, Monday…

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Summer Show

December 19, 2018 - February 1, 2019
The Art Space Urunga,
13 Bonville Street, Urunga,

The Summer Show at The Art Space Urunga It’s that time of the year again! Everyone is flat out….. and so are we at the Art Space Urunga. The fact that we have survived and flourished is cause for celebration, and hence our second bumper Member’s Summer Show. Last year we struggled to hang and display over 30 artists. This year we have 52!! Included in this number are some local children. This is something close to our heart, as…

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January 20192019

‘Paying Silent Homage’

January 3 - 27
Gloucester Gallery,
Denison St, Gloucester, NSW,

‘Paying Silent Homage’ an exciting group exhibition at Gloucester Gallery from John Andrews, Kristine Lappan and guest sculptor Stuart Wellings. 3rd to 27th January. Opening event Friday 4th January from 6.30pm, all are welcome to attend. John Andrews has been painting for over 40 years and won the Camden Haven Bicentenary prize in 1980 and was highly commended by Lloyd Rees at the Festival of Fishers Ghost. He attended an abstraction workshop at University of New England in the 1980s…

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JADA – Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award

January 17 - March 3
Manning Regional Art Gallery,
12 Macquarie Street, Taree, NSW 2430 Australia

The Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award (JADA) promotes excellence in contemporary Australian drawing. JADA showcases the central importance of drawing as a practice in its own right and creates a platform for experimentation and innovation. Since 1998 the JADA exhibition has toured throughout the eastern seaboard of Australia, travelling to several regional and metropolitan galleries during the two years between awards. JADA is Grafton Regional Gallery’s flagship biennial art prize graciously sponsored by the Friends of Grafton Gallery. The 2018 JADA…

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Cool Summer Exhibition 2019

January 18 - 31
The Gallery,
81 Marine Drive (diagonally opposite Tea Gardens ferry wharf), Tea Gardens,

This year’s Cool Summer theme is ‘Gardens and Connected Landscapes’, which is expected to produce a wide variety of creative directions. With over 40 artists involved, there will be plenty to consider for your ‘People’s Choice’ vote! All works will be for sale. As well, a ‘super hamper’ raffle will be held throughout the month to raise funds for this not-for-profit art group. Set within lush gardens, The Gallery is the primary exhibition space of the renowned Galleries in the…

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Rock and Atmosphere

January 18 @ 12:00 am - February 28 @ 11:00 pm
Planet Art,
37a Little Street, Coffs Harbour,

A collection of paintings by artist Leonard Aitken.

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Habitat Art Exhibition

January 26 - February 23
Sawtell Art Gallery,
Cr Lyons & Bayldon Roads, opp Sawtell Bowling Club, Sawtell, NSW 2452 Australia

“An open exhibition exploring the theme of Habitat. Where do we live? How do we live? How do we enjoy our Habitat. What do we love about our Habitat? How do we preserve our habitat for the future? Artists are invited to freely interpret the theme of Habitat. Artists are also invited to submit a brief explanation of their art work which will be included on the name tag. This is not mandatory. Artists are encouraged to provide a picture…

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Seven Ways of Seeing

January 29 - February 25
Macleay Valley Community Art Gallery,
Kinchela Street, Gladstone,

Seven Ways of Seeing 29th January-25th February 2019 A diverse Exhibition presenting Seven Hastings Valley Award Winning Artists. Works range from realism to expressionism through an exploration of media and subject. Meet the artists and enjoy light refreshments on Sunday 3rd February & Sunday 17th February. Artists are: Barbara Atkins, Stewart Hambrett, Kim Madden, Brian Barker, Rita Carosi, Jill Cairns, Graeme Cox Open Tuesday to Sunday 10.30am and 4.00pm an artist will be available each day to discuss their work…

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‘All Around Us’ Exhibition of works by Cecelia Hwang and Mee Lee – 31st Jan to 24th Feb

January 31 - February 24
Gloucester Gallery,
Denison St, Gloucester, NSW,

The exhibition opening celebration will be Saturday 2nd February 12.30. Everyone is welcome. Cecelia and Mee are both Korean born artists now living in Sydney, and will exhibit their fine works representing their love of nature and all that is around us. Mee uses a Korean technique of layering fine Hanji paper made from mulberry trees to create her delicate images. Cecelia, a member of the Royal Art Society is also an accomplished and talented artist using painting, drawing, printing…

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February 2019

co.lab.arts: Work in Process

February 1 - March 2
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery,
Corner Coffs & Duke Streets, Coffs Harbour, 2450 2450 Australia

A painter, a photographer and an arts therapist come together to work collaboratively on a project exploring and documenting a creative journey. Their process embraces uncertainty, experiential creation and play in art making. The resulting exhibition is an engaging, multimodal installation of photographs, working journals, paintings and sculptures created by the three women involved, Ruth Ackary, Jay Black and Karlee Rawkins.

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New Year, New Work

February 1 - March 2
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery,
Corner Coffs & Duke Streets, Coffs Harbour, 2450 2450 Australia

Featuring over 50 local artists, New Year: New Work reveals the vitality and diversity of the Coffs Coast arts community and brings art and business together. Presented as a partnership of the Regional Gallery, Friends of the Gallery and the Coffs Harbour Chamber of Commerce, each artwork is supported by a local business. The artists have had free rein to create what they want with a square piece of plywood – be inspired by their imagination. With new works from:…

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co.labs.art: work in process Exhibition opening afternoon

February 2 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery,
Corner Coffs & Duke Streets, Coffs Harbour, 2450 2450 Australia

Join us for an exhilarating Exhibition opening at Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery! A painter, a photographer and an arts therapist come together to work collaboratively on a project exploring and documenting a creative journey. Their process embraces uncertainty, experiential creation and play in art making. The resulting exhibition is an engaging, multimodal installation of photographs, working journals, paintings and sculptures created by the three women involved, Ruth Ackary, Jay Black and Karlee Rawkins. Register now for this free event at…

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Discovery Fe26

February 9 - March 17
Glasshouse Port Maquarie,
Corner of Clarence and Hay Streets, Port Maquarie,

Discovery FE26 exhibition, Inspired by 200 years since John Oxley undertook the first major exploration of the interior of NSW. In so doing, his party were the first Europeans to discover the local peoples and their environment. In return these people discovered Europeans and their ways. Discovery has positive and negative aspects, the ramifications of this have spread through 200 years and unavoidably persist in our modern society, regionally and nationally. This exhibition explores the various aspects of discovery through…

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Discovery Fe26, National Photographic Portrait Prize 2018 and Todd Fuller

February 15 @ 6:00 am - 7:30 pm
Glasshouse,
cnr Clarence and Hay St, Port Macquarie,

The Glasshouse Regional Gallery are opening the doors to the first exhibitions of 2019! We invite you to come and join us for three exhibition openings of: Discovery Fe26 Artist Blacksmiths Association of NSW The National Photographic Portrait Prize 2018 National Portrait Gallery Todd Fuller From Somewhere Exhibition Openings are a great opportunity to mingle with friends, artists, curators and learn more about the latest exhibitions. Entry is free, drinks can be purchased at the bar. Bookings essential.

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National Photographic Portrait Prize 2018

February 16 - April 21
Glasshouse,
cnr Clarence and Hay St, Port Macquarie,

The National Photographic Portrait Prize is an annual event intended to promote the very best in contemporary photographic portraiture by both professional and aspiring Australian photographers. Now in its eleventh year, this annual exhibition draws from entries submitted by photographers across Australia. This year 43 photos were selected from an astounding 3,224 entries to form the exhibition. The National Portrait Gallery aims to increase the understanding of the Australian people – their identity, history, creativity and culture – through portraiture…

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From Somewhere: Todd Fuller

February 16 - April 21
Glasshouse,
cnr Clarence and Hay St, Port Macquarie,

From Somewhere, is an exhibition by Sydney based artist Todd Fuller. In this period Fuller reflected on his early memories to the area, holidaying with his family as a child. With the memories of the sea air and the sense of freedom it brings in his mind, Fuller went onto produce a body of work that would encapsulate this sense of nostalgia. This quest led to discovering the local story of Harry Thompson, the unofficial caretaker of Shelly Beach. To…

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$45 or $35 for Friends of the Bas

The Basil Sellers Art Prize

February 21 @ 8:00 am - March 17 @ 4:00 pm
The Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre,
89 Vulcan Street, MORUYA 2537,

The Basil Sellers Art Prize is a $20,000 acquisitive art prize and exhibition that features 2D artworks (excluding photography and digital media) run by Eurobodalla Shire Council. The winning work will be acquired by businessman and philanthropist, Basil Sellers AM and placed in his extensive private collection. The art prize is open to artists living in NSW and the ACT. Artworks can be of any theme and must have been created in the last 12 months.

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Co.Lab.arts: Creative Discussion & Experiential Exercise

February 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Coffs Harbour Art Gallery,
Cnr Coff & Duke Streets, Coffs Harbour,

An invitation for practicing and aspiring artists to engage in a discussion about giving oneself permission to play; to tap into ones creative wellspring. The three artists involved will discuss their process-based exhibition with time for questions followed by a short experiential exercise. The focus of the talk is how working collaboratively can enrich individual creative practice. The artists will unpack how they embraced uncertainty through the process, courted the muse and fed the joy of creative play. They will…

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co.lab.arts: work in process exhibition opening

February 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Coffs Harbour Art Gallery,
Cnr Coff & Duke Streets, Coffs Harbour,

A painter, a photographer and an arts therapist come together to work collaboratively on a project exploring and documenting a creative journey. Their process embraces uncertainty, experiential creation and play in art making. The resulting exhibition is an engaging, multimodal installation of photographs, working journals, paintings and sculptures created by the three women involved, Ruth Ackary, Jay Black and Karlee Rawkins. This is a FREE event! Bookings are essential

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